More than 30 years ago, we began producing daily radio newscasts aired throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to keep the region informed about current agriculture and environmental issues.
Ag News: China on U.S. Ag Purchases
The U.S. and China have restarted trade talks, but China has still not purchased the large amounts of U.S. ag products President Trump said they promised at the G20 Summit.
Ag News: WASDE Changes Few and Ag Loans Down
In its monthly Crop Production and WASDE reports, USDA made few revisions, acknowledging more information will be shared in the next month.
Ag News: AFS in China Slows
China's Deputy Ag Minister says the spread of Africa Swine Fever, which has killed 1.2 million animals, has "significantly slowed."
Ag News: U.S. China Talks Resume and Farm Aid Tickets Available
Top negotiators from the U.S. and China are set to talk via video conferencing, and could soon be meeting in person.
Ag News: Beekeepers Lose 41% Honey Bees
Beekeepers across the U.S. lost nearly 41% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April this year. From The survey from the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership.
Ag News: Austria Bans Glyphosate
Austrian lawmakers banned glyphosate, the key chemical in Roundup. That’s a first in Europe and a fresh blow to Bayer AG, which has lost several lawsuits in the U.S..
Ag News: U.S. China Talks Underway and July 4th Food Prices
Trade talks between the U.S. and China are apparently underway. That's according to President Trump during a press briefing at the White House.
Ag News: Farmers Support Trump
A Farm Journal Pulse survey shows 79% of farmers now approve of the job the president is doing, versus 74% who approved in the poll conducted on June 11th.
Ag News: NCBA Supports USMCA
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association launched a media campaign urging Congress to pass the USMCA. Personal stories from cattle and beef producers across the country.
Ag News: Beyond Meat’s Beyond Beef + Climate Change Effects on Crops
Stock prices for Beyond Meat rose nearly 10% after the company’s new product announcement called “Beyond Beef,” now being rolled out nationwide.
Ag News: Older Americans Challenge Produce
The graying of the U.S. may prove challenging for the fresh produce industry. According to thepacker.com, by 2050 the population of people 65 and over will be 83.7 million.
Ag News: Chinese Apple Production Down and U.S. Pork to Taiwan
China’s apple production is down sharply this season, but U.S. apple exporters couldn’t help fill the gap. Unseasonably cold spring weather caused a 25% drop.